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Students Indulge the Senses in Hands-on Activity

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MWD students in Ms. Cristina DaCosta’s class participated in a fun, hands-on activity where they played in sensory bins filled with Valentine’s Day inspired goodies. The activity challenges students to explore the world around them by using their senses, such as touch, sight and sound.
 

DAV Helps Craft Malverne-Themed Doughnut

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Ms. Rachel Gross and Ms. Martine Laventure of DAV school went on a secret mission, where they were invited to Doughology in Babylon for a private tour of the kitchen and doughnut-making process.

They learned about doughnut decorating and helped design a Malverne doughnut that was available for purchase at Doughology’s Lynbrook location during the Valentine’s Day weekend.

With COVID-19 precautions still in place, the schools haven’t been able to incorporate field trips into the learning experience, but this virtual tour allowed the students to explore a local business from the comfort and safety of the classroom. DAV is so thankful that Doughology offered access to film this virtual field trip for all students to view in class.

Harper Hunt is a kindergartner at Maurice W. Downing School.

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In addition to being a great reader, Harper enjoys participating in her third year of dance and second year of gymnastics outside of school. Harper is a second-generation student of Downing and even has the same kindergarten classroom as her dad did.


Students Virtually Welcome Broadway Star

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MWD students had the wonderful opportunity to welcome Broadway actress Lori Ann Strunk as a virtual guest reader.

Ms. Strunk is known for her roles of Amneris in Elton John's “Aida,” Sandy in “Grease,” Sheila in “Hair” and more. Since 2007, she has been mentoring and helping others achieve their musical dreams at her music school Center Stage Music Studios in Sanatoga, Pennsylvania.

Downing students were very excited to virtually meet Ms. Strunk and enjoyed listening to her reading of LaChanze’s “Little Diva.”

School District to Livestream ‘Guys and Dolls JR.’

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Howard T. Herber Middle School theater group took the limitations of the COVID-19 pandemic with a creative approach by producing a musical “movie” this year instead of a live production. For this reimagined online theatrical experience, students will present a rendition of “Guys and Dolls JR.”

The livestream will take place at 7 p.m. on Feb. 26 and Feb. 27. For tickets, click here:
showtix4u.com/event-details/45245.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021